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Should I remove Broadcom Management Programs?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,447
United States Rank #1,875
Reach 0.3318%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.41 days
838.07 days >
Average installed length: 440.34 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
16.4.8.1 0.14%
16.2.2.18 0.14%
16.2.2.8 0.05%
16.2.2.7 0.14%
16.2.2.5 0.05%
15.6.6.6 0.19%
15.4.13.4 0.14%
15.4.11.2 0.28%
15.4.8.1 0.05%
15.4.4.3 0.14%
15.2.5.4 0.23%
15.0.15.1 0.05%
14.8.13.2 0.05%
14.8.10.7 0.42%
14.8.10.5 1.45%
14.6.1.2 0.23%
14.4.13.1 0.05%
14.4.11.3 0.09%
14.2.12.1 0.05%
14.2.4.4 3.80%
14.0.5.3 0.37%
14.0.5.2 1.92%
12.53.01 3.00%
12.35.01 14.29%
12.30.11 0.05%
12.29.01 2.30%
12.27.10 0.05%
12.27.08 0.42%
12.24.03 1.12%
11.75.09 1.31%
11.67.02 0.42%
11.67.01 10.73%
11.66.04 0.28%
11.66.01 1.69%
11.63.05 0.23%
11.31.04 0.42%
11.31.03 0.14%
10.59.12 0.05%
10.55.11 0.52%
10.55.08 0.80%
10.55.04 0.19%
10.50.02 0.19%
10.38.04 0.37%
10.20.03 4.59%
10.15.05 0.98%
10.15.04 0.05%
10.15.03 23.76%
10.15.01 11.39%
10.03.01 1.64%
9.10.05 0.05%
9.08.01 0.05%
65 versions

Other programs by Broadcom

Broadcom Management Programs

What is Broadcom Management Programs?

The Broadcom Management Programs is a software suite that is typically installed with various Broadcom hardware devices and often associated with the PC's network adapter and is used to manage wireless connections as well as the driver and hardware.

Overview

The most common release is 10.15.03, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named BacsTray.exe. The setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 8.37 MB (8,773,227 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Broadcom.com
Help link: www.support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FB64BF25-3593-4E4E-AA85-84AEF1D1475F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom Management Programs

Program executable:BacsTray.exe
Name:BacsTray Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BACS\BacsTray.exe
MD5:bb55ba0b80504413ec41a95f0a8751fe
Additional files:
  • cabw32.dll - Cable Management Library for Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NIC Application (cabw32)
  • bcmif.dll - Broadcom NetXtreme NIC Extended Interface agent for Windows SNMP Service
  • basp2kun.exe - Broadcom Advanced Server Program Driver Uninstall Program.
  • basp32un.exe
  • baspun.exe
  • baspi32i.exe - Broadcom Advanced Server Program Driver Setup Program.
  • baspin.exe
  • basp.dll - Broadcom Advanved Server Program Dynamic Link Library (Broadcom Advanced Server Program Driver)
  • baspxp32.dll - Broadcom Advanved Server Program Driver
  • bmapi.dll - Broadcom Management Application Programming Interface
  • bmapia.dll
  • bmapidbga.dll
  • bacscli.exe - Broadcom BACS Command Line Interface Utility
  • baspmgnt.dll - Broadcom BASP Sub-Agent For SNMP Service
  • BPowMon.exe - Broadcom Power Source Monitoring Service
  • bcimuninstall.exe - Broadcom Corporation BCIMUninstall (BCIMUninstall)
  • bacs.exe - Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2
  • bacschsres.dll
  • bacschtres.dll
  • bacsdanres.dll
  • bacsdeures.dll
  • bacsenures.dll
  • bacsespres.dll
  • bacsfinres.dll
  • bacsfrares.dll
  • bacsitares.dll
  • bacsjpnres.dll
  • bacskorres.dll
  • bacsnldres.dll
  • bacsnorres.dll
  • bacsptbres.dll
  • bacssveres.dll
  • bacsthares.dll - BACS 2 Resource-Only Dll
  • BCIMMofComp.exe - Broadcom Corporation BCIMMofComp (BCIMMofComp)
  • mgbmapi.dll - Managed BMAPI Wrapper DLL
  • AsfIpMon.exe - Broadcom ASF IP Monitor
  • bnxwmiprovider.12.2.15.dll - Broadcom WMI Provider
  • bnxwmiprovider.dll
  • bacstray.exe - BacsTray Application
  • brcmmgmtagent.exe - Broadcom NetXtreme (Broadcom Management Agent)
  • bmapiobjservices.dll - BmapiObjServices
  • brcmutils.dll - BrcmUtils (Broadcom Utilities)
  • bacs.resources.dll - BACS
  • ASFConfig.exe
  • bcmwls32.exe
  • bcmwlu00.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • brcmmgmtagent.exe runs as a service named 'Broadcom Management Agent' (BrcmMgmtAgent) "Monitors and propagate changes in manageability settings of management enabled Broadcom network interfaces.".
  • AsfIpMon.exe runs as a service named 'Broadcom ASF IP Monitor' (ASFIPmon) "Monitors and propagates changes in the IP settings of ASF-enabled Broadcom network interfaces.".
  • BPowMon.exe runs as a service named 'Broadcom Power monitoring service' (BPowMon) "Power monitoring service for Broadcom applications.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BacsTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'bacstray' which loads as C:\p\Broadcom\BACS\BacsTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BPowMon.exe
Memory:2.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000259793%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001399%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001199%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Broadcom Management Programs?

Quickly and completely remove Broadcom Management Programs from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Broadcom Management Programs from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Broadcom Management Programs, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Broadcom Management Programs.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 35%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 37.68%
Windows 7 34.96%
Windows Vista 25.21%
Windows 8 1.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 37.61%
Windows 7 Professional 17.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.06%
Windows Vista Business 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.29%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  France 3.85%
  Canada 3.81%
  Germany 3.07%
  Japan 2.00%
  MA 1.85%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Australia 1.21%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Italy 1.14%
  Spain 1.07%
  Belgium 1.00%
  India 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 75.63%
Compaq 10.97%
Hewlett-Packard 8.47%
Alienware 2.27%
Acer 1.48%
Sahara 0.63%
Lenovo 0.57%
Common models
Dell Vostro 230 10.72%
Dell Inspiron 1720 7.99%
Dell XPS M1330 4.85%
Dell Vostro 430 4.26%
Dell Inspiron 1520 4.20%
HP Z400 Workstation 3.37%

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business.
Publisher URL: www.broadcom.com

comments1 comment

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expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
Broadcom products are often associated with your Network Adapter. Usually its used to manage wireless connections too.